Posts Tagged 'tumor necrosis factor blockers'

FDA asks TNF blocker makers to submit cancer reports

The FDA has asked manufacturers of certain class of drugs, known as tumor necrosis factor (TNF) blockers, to submit reports of cancers in children and adolescents due to an increased risk of lymphoma and other cancers. TNF blockers include Remicade (infliximab), Enbrel (etanercept), Humira (adalimumab), Cimzia (certolizumab pegol) and Simponi (golimumab).

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FDA orders cancer warning for Remicade, other drugs

The Food and Drug Administration is requiring the manufacturers of Remicade and four other drugs to issue a “black-box” warning that they could increase the risk of cancer in children. The agency spent more than a year examining 30 cases of lymphoma or other cancers in children who were prescribed these drugs to treat rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease or Crohn’s disease. Some of these cases were fatal.

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FDA: Arthritis drugs pose cancer risk to children

Federal regulators on Tuesday added stronger warnings to a group of best-selling drugs used to treat arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, saying they can increase the risk of cancer in children and adolescents. The agency studied several dozen reports of cancer in children taking the drugs, some of which were fatal. Half of the cases were lymphomas, a cancer that attacks the immune system.

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